Excitement, Sadness Make WrestleMania 33 the Ultimate Thrill Ride

WrestleMania 33 was marketed as “The Ultimate Thrill Ride,” playing directly into the setting of Orlando with Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks also in Orlando. The main show started with the hosts of WrestleMania, The New Day, coming out into the ring to get the crowd going and officially kicking off WrestleMania.

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

Midway through the match, the referee got knocked out by an accidental kick to the head by Styles. The match was now opened up to foreign objects. Styles grabbed two metal trash cans and threw them into the ring, but the trash cans got turned on him when McMahon hit his signature move, Coast to Coast.

After jumping through a table and being hit by a phenomenal forearm by Styles, McMahon could fight no longer leaving Styles the winner.

Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho United States Championship Match

After the deterioration of a best friendship between Jericho and Owens, they had a match at WrestleMania for Jericho’s United States Championship. The 15-minute match featured a few signature moves by both competitors. Owens power bombed Jericho onto the apron, rolled him into the ring, and covered him to become the new United States Championship.

Fatal-4-Way Elimination Match for the RAW Women’s Championship

Nia Jax was eliminated first, followed quickly by Sasha Banks, leaving just Charlotte and Bayley left. Bayley finished the match after hitting Charlotte with a diving elbow.

RAW Tag Team Championship Ladder Match

This match was originally intended to be a match between three tag teams. However, just before the match, the New Day appeared again to announce they just got word that an additional team would enter the match.

The Hardy Boyz entered to be the fourth tag tame. After a grueling ladder match with many of the superstars being hit by ladders, the Hardy Boyz walked out victorious becoming the new Tag Team Champions.

Mixed Tag Team Match

This match was not a particularly great match, and it was relatively short. However, after John Cena and Nikki Bella finished the Miz and Maryse, Cena proposed to Bella in the middle of the ring and Bella said yes.

Non-sanctioned Match: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

Triple H spent a lot of his time during the match targeting Rollins’ bad knee to try to gain an advantage. However, toward the end of the match, Triple H’s wife was knocked off the apron onto a table. This took Triple H’s attention away from the match enough that Rollins was able to capitalize on his distraction and deliver a pedigree for the win.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt

Orton previously declined to fight Wyatt because of their previous friendship. Unfortunately, their friendship deteriorated and Orton decided that he should take his opportunity to fight Wyatt. Randy Orton became the new WWE Champion after delivering an RKO out of nowhere.

WWE Universal Championship Match: Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar

The match started with Lesnar delivering three consecutive German Suplexes, which was followed by Goldberg delivering four consecutive spears and then a jackhammer. This was followed by Lesnar delivering seven German Suplexes and an F5 to finish the match. All of this happened in less than five minutes.

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Six-Pack challenge

Alexa Bliss tapped out to a Naomi submission move leaving Naomi the new SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker

Reigns had to carry the match to keep it interesting while The Undertaker looked to be suffering. The Undertaker showed glimpses of his old self only to get knocked back down again by Reigns.

The remaining portion of the match was filled by Roman Reigns Spearing and punching the Undertaker repeatedly. Reigns finished it with a final Spear leaving the Undertaker alone in the ring.

The Undertaker stayed in the ring, sat up and got back to his feet. He put on his entrance attire and then slowly took off his gloves, overcoat, and hat leaving them in the center of the ring. This action is perceived to show that the Undertaker had retired by “hanging up the gloves,” but there has been no official word from The Undertaker or the WWE confirming his retirement.

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The Undertaker’s gloves, overcoat, and hat in the center of the ring.

 

Seniors Have Little Time Left on Lake Ave

With summer right around the corner, students are looking forward to getting out of school. On the other hand, the seniors are taking in every moment they have left at Boys’ Latin.

At this point in the school year, the seniors only have one more month of classes. They will then come back to BL as a student for the last time for graduation. The amount of time left on Lake Avenue is slowly ticking down for the class of 2017.

Each senior has different thoughts running through his head at this point in the school year. “The only thing going through my head is just trying to pass math,” senior Cooper Nalley said.

“It has not hit me yet. My main focus right now is lacrosse and finishing the academic school year strong. I’m grateful every time I step onto campus, and I want to make the best out of it,” senior Greg Ey said.

Senior Jimmy Magee can only think about how he’s “trying to make the most out of every moment here at Boys’ Latin without a doubt, being very conscious of the fact that I’m leaving soon after 13 years.”

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L-R seniors Greg Ey, Luke Shilling, and Cooper Nalley getting ready for the school day.

With only having one month left, the seniors all have some last, unfinished business they want to take care of. “I want to make sure the final weeks at BL are the best. I want to have one last memory with every one of my brothers,” senior Luke Shilling said.

“I want to spend as much time with not just my closest friends but also all my classmates, especially the ones I won’t see for a while,” senior Nate King said.

Even though the seniors are still living up their final days in high school, going to college is running through their minds. Ey said that college has him “excited and a little nervous. I think it will be a good change but I will miss BL a lot.”

“I’m very excited for college. I’m ready for a new chapter of my life to begin and living on my own. I’m really excited to meet new people, but I am totally freaked out about losing all the good friends that I made here at BL,” senior John Kunisch said.

Now being in the home stretch of high school, all the seniors can do is reflect on their time here at BL.

“High school has been the best time of my life so far. I have made such great friends and learned so much about myself. I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Shilling said.

King said when reminiscing on his time on Lake Ave that he “can honestly say my time at BL was filled with fun and also hard work. I know that when I look back on my time at BL I will know I worked my hardest and learned a lot. I will also know that I had a great time with the teachers, faculty and my classmates.”

“I’ve definitely tried to make my high school experience as full as possible by taking as many difficult classes and different extra curricular activities as possible. I participated in sports, clubs, and the play. I’m very happy with it,” Magee said.

When thinking back on his time at BL, each senior had a favorite moment that he’ll never forget. “My favorite moment was when we won the national championship and JV football championship both during my freshman year,” Ey said.

Kunisch said his favorite moment at BL “would have to be the senior retreat and getting to bond with guys I never really have before. It really was an eye opening experience that taught me a lot about my life and the life of my peers.”

With BL being a school that has given so much to the seniors, they’ll all have something that they’re going to particularly miss the most. “My brothers is what I’m going to miss the most about BL,” Nalley said.

“I’ll miss the small tight knit community most. The bond I’ve created with teachers and faculty are truly unlike any other place. I’ll also miss my friends more than anything,” Shilling said.

This Week in Pictures: Underclassman Enjoy A Competitive Game of Chess During Free Period

Underclassman Dale Roe and Igor Zaborowski focus intently on a competitive game of chess in the library.

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This Week in Pictures: Senior Farewell Shirts

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This week, the seniors got a reality check by having to fill out their shirt size for senior farewell.

Staff Contributes to College Counseling Blog

Last week, the Inkwell staff collaborated to create Senior Tips on Staying Motivated, an entry posted on the Boys’ Latin College Counseling Perspectives blog.

Check out the advice offered by these soon-to-be graduates!

As Seen in 122: Faraday Trains AP Physics 2

In Mrs. Rods room on the science and math floor, the AP Physics 2 students were hard at work building electromagnetic, Faraday trains. The goal of this was to have the smoothest running train and the most aesthetically pleasing train. The winners were Jake Alokones and Zach Grace, but it was a close second by Josiah Bedford and Matt Purnell.

The students learned how magnets and electricity work together. In the end, the trains took a long time to build, but learning the physics behind how the trains worked was invaluable. The pictures of the trains are below.

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The winning train is shown at the bottom of the picture with the train in second place is pictured at the top of the photo.

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This Week In Pictures: Another Round of Senior Speakers Comes and Goes

Senior Speeches

Senior Speakers Ryan Stellmann, John Kunisch, Robert Fite, and our own Brian Oguike are mobbed by their fellow seniors after their speeches. Senior Speeches finish up in April, which means another year of memorable speeches will be concluded.